Do you know anything about ‘A Magna Carta for the web’? The online source that I would like to share with you is the 6.5-minute Ted talk that was given by Tim Barners-Lee. Needless to say, he is the inventor of the World Wide Web. When it marked the 25th anniversary in 2014, he gave us an opportunity to think about the future development of the web thorough this TED talk.
When we learn about the web or use it on a daily basis, we often face its negative side such as invasion of privacy and a filter bubble. At the same time, we would notice that the web could be a democratic platform in the world. Personally, I believe it is important to know the limit of the present web and consider the principle of the web: a Magna Carta for the web in the future through learning network society and the media.
This video would not provide an answer to what a future Magna Carta for the web should look like. However, it would remind you the importance of thinking independently about ‘our’ future vision of the web.
*Because the video is very short, I would recommend seeing those videos and the web site below for considering ‘a Magna Carta for the web’ from various points of view.
- Pariser, E. (2011). Beware online “filter bubbles”. TED.
- Snowden, E. (2014). Here’s how we take back the Internet. TED.
- The World Wide Web Consortium and the World Wide Web Foundation (2014). Webat25.org.